Blood Orange’s most up-to-date album Negro Swan is lower than a 12 months previous, and but the 2 new songs that Hynes sang on Corden recommend a slight change of course. “One thing To Do” is a quick throat-clearing of a track, a hazy guitar-and-voice reverie. It largely works as an intro to “Darkish Good-looking,” a beatific soul ballad constructed on an 808 thump. The synthy, woozy observe contains a pumped-in verse from an as-yet-identified rapper, and there’s a pattern of a screwed-up rap verse on the finish. On first pay attention, it’s a heavy track about identification and anxiousness, and I can’t wait to listen to the right recorded model.
Hynes at all times places cautious work into how he presents his songs, and this was no exception. Removed from a typical late-night efficiency, this was staged as some form of out of doors lullaby. Hynes began out mendacity down on an Astroturf floor, subsequent to a British flag. Behind him, 4 backup singers sat on park benches. There was no seen band, and Hynes could have been lip-syncing. He additionally stared down the digital camera laborious on the finish. Watch it under.
Negro Swan is out now on Domino. Fingers crossed for a brand new single launch this week.